Kaka
Hu Liangzhi 
China
NewBee
Supports his team to a win over Mineski
February 2, 2018
Kaka played a solid series in a 2-1 win vs Mineski at the fourth Starladder Invitational. He finished with an overall KDA of 6/15/44.
ANALYSIS
Kaka played Earth Spirit in Game 1. He played well in the early and mid game, but things started to unravel as the game went later. Against the huge burst potential of Mineski, Kaka had to play extremely carefully to keep himself alive. He finished with a 2/4/10 KDA. In Game 2 Kaka played Sand King, one of Newbee's best heroes by far. He was incredibly effective all game, securing a 15-minute Blink Dagger and setting up impressive fights for Newbee. He finished with a 3/5/16 KDA. In the final game of the series, Kaka played Slardar. His initiation and setup were on point all game, letting the rest of his team dominate Mineski practically all game long. He finished with a 1/6/18 KDA.
Beautiful Naga Siren play from Newbee support
January 26, 2018
Kaka's play was highlight reel material in Newbee's dismantling of Vici Gaming in ESL One Genting. The roaming support finished with a KDA of 5/0/36.
ANALYSIS
Kaka played Naga Siren in both games of the series. His early rotations netted a lot of kills for Newbee while ripping apart the plans of Vici Gaming. Later on his Songs allowed for incredible turnarounds and escapes for Newbee.
Spotty roaming spells doom for Newbee
December 1, 2017
Kaka couldn't dictate the tempo for Newbee in their lost to Team Secret. The roaming support finished with a KDA of 3/7/11.
ANALYSIS
Kaka's Earth Spirit in Game 1 had a fruitful early game. He roamed efficiently and picked up two kills for himself. He only died once throughout the game and provided a lot of good initiations for his team. Unfortunately, he couldn't help out kpii's Tidehunter which turned out to be the biggest factor in their defeat. In Game 2, Kaka's Slardar once again started out well. He found some kills early on and got himself a 16-minute Blink Dagger. Kaka dropped the ball, however, as his initiations became poor and he died six times in the whole match.
Holds up under pressure in a Newbee win
November 4, 2017
Kaka finished with a 0/3/17 KDA in Newbee's win over Virtus.pro in the lower bracket elimination rounds at the DotaPit Minor.
ANALYSIS
Kaka played Ogre Magi and did his job well. In the early game he made sure that Sccc's Mirana didn't die, and in the late-game, he buffed his carries with Bloodlust. Additionally, he was a very effective spell soaking and front-line hero for Newbee.
Impressive win over OG
November 4, 2017
Kaka finished with a 3/6/13 KDA in Newbee's win over OG in the lower bracket elimination rounds at the DotaPit Minor.
ANALYSIS
Kaka played Night Stalker and was a constant thorn in the side of OG all game. He dominated the vision aspect of the match with his superior night-time vision and made sure that whenever Newbee started a fight, it was going to end in their favor.
Too little and too late in loss to Liquid
November 2, 2017
Kaka finished with an overall KDA of 8/16/45 in Newbee's 0-2 loss to Team Liquid at the DotaPit Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Kaka played Winter Wyvern. He was able to pull off a couple of very nice saves with Winter's Curse and Cold Embrace, but kaka was ultimately not effective enough in this game. His impact in fights was hindered by Liquid's good positioning. He finished with a 2/9/14 KDA. In Game 2 Kaka played Rubick. This was a very good Rubick game, and Kaka did a nice job piloting the hero, but it wasn't enough to seal the win and take Liquid to a third game. His Spell Steal was almost always good, with a lot of powerful abilities to choose from on the Liquid side. Unfortunately, his impact began to wane as the game went later, and he eventually couldn't keep up in fights. He finished with a 6/7/31 KDA.
Plays well off of his teammates
October 26, 2017
Kaka did everything he needed to for a win as Newbee defeated Fnatic 1-0 in the group stages of ESL One Hamburg. Kaka finished with a 1/2/13 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Finishing with the team high in assists, Kaka always had his nose in the action. Playing Earth Spirit, Kaka got the ball moving early for Newbee and the team was able to ride the momentum all the way to an easy win. Newbee's path gets much more difficult going forward.
Far from form
October 13, 2017
Kaka couldn't set the tempo for Newbee as they lost to Complexity Gaming in Starladder. The roaming support finished with a KDA of 9/13/23.
ANALYSIS
Kaka went with the roaming Clockwerk in Game 1. His first minute went disastrously as he was killed after rotating towards the mid lane. He had some good Hookshots in the game, but it was really not a good Clockwerk game since he died seven times. In Game 2, his early game Phoenix was more effective as he picked up a couple of kills. He even got a 29-minute Shiva's Guard, which is impressive on a support, but late game his aggressive Supernovas weren't fruitful for his team.
Played his best series of the tournament
August 7, 2017
Kaka showed his skills of as Newbee completed the 2-0 sweep over Evil Geniuses in upper bracket of The International 7. Kaka finished the series with a 6/7/27 KDA.
ANALYSIS
After not dying a single times in a Game 1 win, Kaka saved his best play for Game 2 when it was needed most. In a game of rushing bases and giant teamfights, Kaka made the game saving plays that don't show up on a box score. Kaka looked amazing on Earth Spirit as he saved his teammates lives on multiple occasions, propelling them to the next round in the open bracket.
Got knocked around in a sweep
August 5, 2017
Kaka couldn't stay alive as Newbee was swept 2-0 by LGD Forever Young in the group stages of The International 7. Kaka finished the series with a 4/20/12 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Sticking to Sand King for both of the two games, Kaka couldn't do much of anything to help Newbee out. He was continually picked off as he died a team-high 20 times in a short amount of time. LFY looked incredible, and although Newbee is a strong team themselves, they were outmatched.
Dominant Game 1, but weak showing in Game 2
August 2, 2017
Kaka finished with an overall KDA of 6/14/25 in Newbee's 1-1 series vs iG in the group stages of The International 7.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Kaka played Slardar. He was very effective all game, and Newbee were able to crush iG. Kaka's single death was one of only two total kills that Newbee gave up in this game. Kaka finished with a 0/1/11 KDA. In Game 2 Kaka played Night Stalker. This was a rough game for Kaka. His early rotations were matched and even bested by BoBoKa, and things didn't improve much for Kaka as the game dragged on. He died in most fights without having much major impact, and when the late game rolled around Kaka struggled to even get his spells off. He finished with a 6/13/14 KDA.
Plays selflessly and nets a win
July 6, 2017
Kaka finished Newbee's 1-0 victory over Evil Geniuses during the group stages of MDL 2017 with a final KDA of 5/7/23
ANALYSIS
Kaka played a support Nightstalker in a tri-lane safe lane. Though Kaka died often early in the game, usually spelling doom for an aggressive four-role support, he was able to ensure kills were going the way of his carry. Keeping EG on their toes and providing good vision for his teammates, Newbee returned the favor to Kaka with a decisive victory over Evil Geniuses.
Unique roles ill-suited for showdown with EG
May 29, 2017
Kaka finished Newbee's 3-1 loss to Evil Geniuses during the Grand Finals of the Manila Major with a final KDA of 11/25/49.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, kaka's Nightstalker was easily kited by the ranged lineup of Evil Geniuses as Newbee was easily handled in under 30 minutes. In Game 2, kaka played Sand King. Aided by kpii's Siren's Song and a sense of urgency from EG, kaka landed many Burrowstrikes and many multi-player ultimates as well. In Game 3, kaka tried to repeat his previous performance as Sand King. Not a team to be fooled twice, Evil Geniuses were ready and made certain that kaka's fortune was reversed. In Game 4, kaka played a roaming Clockwerk. Completely devoid of ideas, Newbee tried to run a similar strategy to Evil Geniuses' Game 1 lineup. Failing miserably, Newbee was vanquished and Evil Geniuses hoisted the trophy.
Newbee's support plays an excellent series
May 26, 2017
Kaka played a great series in Newbee's 2-0 win over Evil Geniuses at the Manila Masters. He finished with a 6/8/40 KDA. With this win, Newbee advanced to the grand final.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Kaka played Sand King. He did a good job making support Sand King work, finishing his Blink Dagger around 15 minutes. This essentially morphed him into a fourth core hero for Newbee, which gave them a massive advantage in fights. Kaka finished with a 2/5/24 KDA. In Game 2 Kaka played support Clockwerk. He was an absolute menace in this game, roaming all over the map and finding kill after kill. Of Newbee's 23 kills in Game 2, Kaka was involved in 20 of them. He finished the game with a 4/3/16 KDA.
Solid showing from Newbee's support
May 25, 2017
Kaka played a good series in Newbee's 2-1 win over Team Secret at the Manila Masters. He finished with an overall KDA of 11/9/44.
ANALYSIS
Kaka played Night Stalker support in Game 1. His first night time was extremely effective, and Kaka didn't slow down at all afterwards. He finished an extremely impressive 20-minute Aghanim's Scepter, which gave Newbee a commanding vision advantage for the rest of the game. Kaka finished with a 5/2/16 KDA. In Game 2 Kaka played support Weaver. Despite having a Drow Ranger to boost his damage, Kaka was extremely ineffective as a support. Newbee's planned lanes were ruined by a Secret Broodmother pick, and they never really managed to get back on their feet. Kaka finished Game 2 with a 2/4/5 KDA. In Game 3 Kaka played support Night Stalker again. He had another good game, reminiscent of Game 1. Kaka secured another quick Aghanim's Scepter, 24 minutes this time, giving Newbee the same vision advantage they enjoyed in Game 1. Kaka finished with a 4/3/23 KDA.
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